Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment for psychological trauma. It is currently one of the fastest and most effective therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with 85% of those treated no longer meeting the diagnostic criteria post-treatment.
Depression is among the more common and troublesome emotional problems facing our seniors today, preventing them from fully enjoying their lives and affecting many aspects of their physical health. As many as 20% of seniors living in our communities suffer some form of mental health. That number increases dramatically to 80-90% for those living in extended care.
Do you know that issues related to mental illness cost the Canadian economy over $50 billion per year, and of that, over $20 billion are costs directly born by Canadian employers? The average cost for a disability claim associated with a mental health issue is approximately $18,000 due to the significant time off work, when someone is off for this reason.